Taking steps now to enhance surveillance, accelerate vaccine testing and development, and improve the security of farms, will help prevent H5N1 from becoming the next pandemic. It is not too late to tackle this threat, but it is ultimately up to us to take action.
Report: A Summit on Ending Biological Threats—Event Summary
This report summarizes discussions held during a workshop hosted by the Council on Strategic Risks on September 26, 2022, focused on ending extreme risks from biological threats. Conversations centered around a few core subject areas: pathogen early warning, public-private collaboration, interagency efforts and collaboration, and strategic communications.
Call for Applications: Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons (2023–2024)
CSR is announcing a call for applications for the 2023–2024 class of our Fellowship for Ending Bioweapons.
National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity Votes to Support Stricter Regulations for Risky Research
NSABB's recommendations cover research involving enhanced pandemic potential pathogens, as well as dual-use research of concern.
We’re Hiring: Full Time Position for Addressing Biological Threats
The Council on Strategic Risks seeks to hire a full-time team member focused on addressing biological threats. This may be a Fellow or Senior Fellow role, depending on the expertise of the applicants.
The Pentagon’s Chemical and Biological Defense Program Moves Towards Modernization, Yet Congress Slashes Funding
DoD's major update for its Chemical and Biological Defense Program outlines a new, two-phased approach to medical countermeasures implementation. But
Release: National Security and Health Experts Release Report on How to Improve Pathogen Early Warning
In this report, a team of experts assess the current state of domestic and global pathogen early warning systems and lay out important steps for improving capabilities.
Statement to the Biological Weapons Convention Review Conference from the Council on Strategic Risks
As presented by Dr. Yong-Bee Lim in Geneva, 29 November 2022.
Improving Response to Disease Outbreaks: Ambassador Üzümcü Makes the Case for New International Biotech Organization
Ambassador Ahmet Üzümcü, presented the case for The International Biotech Organization (IBTO) to the Biological Sub-Working Group of the Global Partnership Against the Spread of Weapons and Materials of Mass Destruction on October 6, 2022.
Expert Reactions to the Updated U.S. Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Steps
Nolan Center experts examine the Biden Administration's new National Biodefense Strategy and Implementation Plan and its accompanying National Security Memorandum.